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:D........This is my '64 2-door post that I have owned for 7 yrs. :eek: I tore into it pretty heavy the first two or three months I owned it but various things in life pushed it aside for the next few years. I dug it out back in the fall and the fire is once again lit:yes: Time and money seldom ever visit me at the same time so my progress will be slow but I would love to start a thread on this project to keep my own interest up and maybe be of interest to some of you. I've lurked on SNS for a long time but joined only recently. I've always been impressed with the knowledge base you guys have here and I'm sure I'll have tons of questions. I have owned 3rd and 4th Gen Novas but this is my first "1st Gen".

Wish me luck,
daymon
 

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I found working on my Nova was like going to the gym....You have to WANT to getter done...But patiently....I'm going at mine slowly and mathoticly...Stay with it...Does your SB need to be rebuilt? Find a good machinest.. That will take some time if you disassemble it by yourself...I took my head in first....after I got them back..I took the block in...I've been working on my 66 since Oct..It's my first overhaul..New parts I've added...
Double roller timing chain. Pistons, rings, bearings, lifters, rockers, cam, front sump oil pan, pump, Had my crank polished, Lot's of stuff from Ebay, I wire brushed all the head bolts, and other engine parts using my grinder so I could reuse them.. I bought a sand blaster and use 30 mesh sand .. and most of the parts cleaned up great...I used stripper for my hood.Primed, painted and added insulation to the underside..Took a couple of hours but it cleaned up really nice. I'm thinking of letting a body shop do the rest then have her painted.. My interior's not bad..It has white leather seats I'd like to keep..Right now I'm cleaning the engine compartment so I can paint it while the engines out....Anyway the list continues to grow..Everytime I think I'm ahead of the game..I have to reach into my wallet...But I think it will be worth it...And most importantly...My Wife feels the same...I'm new to the SNS and find it very informitive....Good luck The end results will be worth it..One more thing...Being a first timer at this...I find myself doing Mega research..I'm not half as smart as the pro's on this site..
 

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Let's not forget about Room....I have a 12x16 foot shop...And that was build for woodworking....I have no garage so things are really tight..I seem to spend more time moving things around than actually working on my project...sucks...I'd like to have a three car garage...But I'd probably end up in the same situation.........No frigen room...........
 

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Welcome!

Good luck!
I started my quick rebuild about 15 years ago!
And I'm still working on it because time and money never happen at the same time... one or the other!

and room! that was also a side track, had to build a garage to work in... there went that money!

Ask away somebody should be able to help!

Mark
 

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Good luck!
I started my quick rebuild about 15 years ago!
And I'm still working on it because time and money never happen at the same time... one or the other!

and room! that was also a side track, had to build a garage to work in... there went that money!

Ask away somebody should be able to help!

Mark
I'm lucky in away...I'm in the sunny state of California....temps about 75 today....So I work on the car outside and the engine in my shop..
 

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Hi 3-pedal

Been there, done that! If you keep at it and finish one job at a time, you'll probably keep the enthusiasm level higher.

BTW, what part of West Virginia do you call home? I'm right across the river from Huntington (in Ohio).

Anyway, good to have you aboard!
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome. ACD65Post, I hear ya on the time vs. money deal, love your signature LOL.
I'm taking it in small bites and I find that if you have your car torn into enough pieces you can always grab up a piece and work on it an hour or so and fee like you've made some progress.
Rroxon, I know what you mean about room too. My garage is twice as big as your's at 16' X 26' but if you look close there's TWO vechicles in there! Along with an air compressor, welder, sandblasting cabinet (remind me to show ya a pic of my blast cabinet sometime LOL) and a couple of work benches! So space is tight here too.
Dave, I'm located in Buckhannon, home of the WV Strawberry Festival. It's about smack in the middle of WV.
Again thanks for the welcome and hopefully I'll get a thread started soon that begins from the start.

Daymon
 

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Hey that looks like my 62 Chevy II nova 400 series sport coupe right now no front sub on it I just took mine off today. All ill say is just keep thinking about what it will look like in the end and before you know it it will be looking like that. Thats how I get the urge to go out and work on mine every chance I get which is almost every day. Good luck and have fun with it:D:D
 
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